Kirbie's Cravings

Pike Place Chowder

Pike Place Chowder
1530 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 267-2537

After sampling the seafood bisque from Pike Place Chowder during our Tasting Tour, I knew I wanted to stop in for a full meal. The original plan was to eat it for dinner the same day of our Tasting Tour, since we weren't that hungry.

Unfortunately, the place was closed by the time we stopped by, which was around 5:45. Apparently, Pike Place Chowder closes around 5. The next day, it was rainy and cold, so chowder sounded like a perfect lunch spot.

We were lucky enough to get a seat indoors, as sitting outside would not have been fun.

The chowder at Pike Place is pretty famous, with their clam chowder and seafood bisque winning awards.

There is a big sign outside of Pike Place stating that they are home to the original Dungeness Crab Roll, so of course we had to order it. We also decided to try the four chowder sampler, allowing us to try four of the different chowders they offer.

We chose the seafood bisque, smoked salmon chowder, seared scallop chowder, and the market chowder. I loved the seafood bisque as much as I loved it the previous day. I also really enjoyed the market chowder, which had a sweeter taste, and had a bunch of different ingredients like corn and sausages.

The chowders here are so popular that they ship them as well as pack them for you so you can take them on your flight home.

The dungeness crab roll was served on a thick roll, with a bed of shredded lettuce and a mound of shredded crab. It was served cold. It didn't have much flavor to it as it was literally just shredded crab on a roll. I love crab, so I liked eating large quantities of crab, but the sandwich didn't stand out much.

The chowders were definitely the highlight. It was some of the best chowders I've ever tasted.

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4 comments on “Pike Place Chowder”

  1. Too bad that crab roll was a bit plain. Although I love lots of “meat” in the rolls, I prefer ones that have a bit more oomph to it.

  2. I was sad about that too. I mean, I love crab, but if I’m paying so much for a crab sandwich, I expect them to actually do something with the crab…

  3. I love their seared scallop chowder the best!

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